ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have provided relief to the countries due to the Corona epidemic, but to get the poor and developing countries out of trouble $4.3 trillion is needed.
Expressing these views in a virtual address at the International Agricultural Development Fund’s Governing Council meeting, he said that agriculture is a basic need for human survival, we need revolutionary measures for our future, the world has not taken steps. So there will be a catastrophe, and if the world takes action, we will all move forward.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that 100 million children around the world are suffering from malnutrition, the global population will soon reach 8 billion, we need a plan to deal with these challenges in the future, such as commodities in agriculture. There is a need to use less water, take steps to prevent pollution in the canals, pay special attention to water issues in the future.
Imran Khan said that farmers cannot be left at the mercy of corporations, the use of technology in the field of agriculture has become inevitable, we need modern seeds to grow agriculture.
Referring to Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that the agricultural sector in Pakistan faced two major challenges. The agricultural economy was also affected by the locust along with the corona. Rural areas need internet and broadband facilities, agrarian trade has been monopolized in Pakistan.
Steps must be taken to end this monopoly on agribusiness, we must also focus on food production and consumption.
He said rich countries should announce debt relief for poor countries, stopping the wheel of investment, employment, and industry. The world had to deal with many challenges during Corona, the world is still dealing with the effects of Corona.